Job Posting #890014
Position: Scientific Associate IV
Site: Krembil Research Institute - Toronto Western Hospital
Department: Neuropathy/Neurodegenerative Diseases
Reports to: Principal Investigator
Salary: $80,418 to $100,523 per annum (Commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy)
Hours: 37.5 hour per week
Status: Permanent Full-time
University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced Scientific Associate IV in our Research Department at The Krembil Research Institute.
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The Tanz Center for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases (Tanz CRND) at the University of Toronto and the Krembil Research Institute (Krembil) are seeking an early to mid-career scientist in the area of human neurodegenerative diseases, particularly, but not limited to, Tau-related conditions and other degenerative parkinsonian disorders. The successful candidate will be a qualified scientist with PhD in Neuroscience, with postdoctoral experience and demonstrated research excellence including publications on major tauopathies and co-existing proteinopathies. Coordination or participation in international multicentric studies is considered as an asset. The position will be dedicated to human neuropathology laboratory-based self-initiated and collaborative research. The successful applicant will use the lab space in the group of Professor Gabor G. Kovacs within the Tanz CRND, but will also interact closely with relevant labs in KRI. The successful applicant will be expected to actively contribute to a research program focussed on one or more of the following themes: i) establishment of innovative microscopy methods for the study of human neurodegenerative diseases; ii) human brain-tissue based discovery and validation of the molecular and cellular pathogenesis of human neurodegenerative diseases; and iii) human brain tissue-based development and validation of biomarkers for detection of disease and measurement of disease progression. The successful applicant is expected to work with minimal direction from the Principal Investigator, to conduct microscopic analyses of human brain-derived laboratory samples and specimens, to contribute toward development of microscopy methodological procedures and complex research concepts and to develop and presents material for publication. In addition, participation in supervising students and applications for external funding is expected.
Completion of a PhD degree preferably in Neuroscience
Eight (8) years or more related neuroscience and neuropathology research experience
Postdoctoral experience required
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Ability to produce high quality work
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to work independently, but also function as part of a team
Ability to work well under pressure and use good judgment in assessing difficult situations
Ability to lead self and peers by conduct and example
Ability to supervise laboratory activities and assigned personnel and students
Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You must attach your complete academic curriculum vitae (CV), covering letter, a description of research experience/projects and three referees contact information. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.
Posted Date: December 9, 2021 Closing Date: Until filled
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.